Philadelphia Eagles’ Star Fletcher Cox Honored for Donating Narcotics K-9 to Atlantic City Police
For Immediate Release: May 9, 2023
Today, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox was recognized at a press conference by City of Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and Atlantic City Police Department Chief James Sarkos. The press conference was held at the John “Sonny” Burke Canine Training Center in Corbin City, NJ.
K-9 Narco, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was purchased from funds that were generously donated by Fletcher Cox to the Atlantic City Police Department. Narco is trained in patrol and narcotics detection. Narco, and his partner Officer Adrian Nunez-Santos, graduated from K9 Patrol Scent Class #12 on March 10, 2023, after completing an intensive 23-week K9 training program at the John “Sonny” Burke Canine Training Center. Narco is trained in the detection of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and heroin.
Since graduating from the John “Sonny” Burke Canine Training Center, K-9 Narco and Officer Nunez-Santos have been hard at work and have been involved in numerous CDS related cases including 8 positive indications that have resulted in the recovery and seizure of large quantities of CDS, CDS paraphernalia, and cash.
“As both a Philadelphia Eagles fan and an Atlantic City fan, this is extra special,” said Mayor Small. “The greatest police department in the world now has a new K-9, and we owe that to Fletcher Cox. Through his donation, Fletcher is showing us he doesn’t just make an impact on the field, but off it as well. Narco has already proven to be a worthwhile addition to the Atlantic City Police Department, and we can’t thank Fletcher enough for his generosity.”
“The Atlantic City Police Department greatly appreciates Fletcher’s support of law enforcement and the Atlantic City Police Department’s K-9 program.” said Chief James Sarkos. “Fletcher’s generous donation has fully sponsored the purchase of canine Narco, who has already proven to be a valuable asset in making the streets of Atlantic City safer, recovering dangerous and often times deadly drugs including heroin, fentanyl, prescription pills, cocaine and methamphetamine.”
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